Woman killed on Hwy. 37

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Purdy woman is dead following a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday on Highway 37 about three miles south of Purdy.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the victim, Peggy A. Fahring, 59, of Purdy, jumped in front of a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Bruce A. Lachance, 47, of Aurora.

Barry County Deputy Coroner Charley McManus pronounced Fahring dead at the scene at 1:15 a.m. The body was taken to Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

Troop D has recorded 48 fatalities this year.

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